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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: taper's tales

Hi Monte - been meaning to ask you this for some time. Is there anywhere you've gathered together all your taper's tales into one place? I looked on your website but couldn't find everything there. I reckon you have a story to tell!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: taper's tales

I'm telling my Taper stories in bits and pieces on the Internet, in 2 places: The Archive, and The Festivarian Forum.

On the Archive, I'm beginning to expand into this area, as a psuedo digital archivist. I'm combining web authoring skills, my tapes, pictures, YouTube clips, and historical first-hand testimony of my observations and experiences. I have been upgrading my Items on The Archive, and linking to a few postings by other Forumites:

So, the answer to your question is, Yes! It's taken me over 2 years to get to this point. I've included biographical excerpts of many of the bands and artists that I taped. This short list has my best examples:

GD - my taping story for June 9 and June 10, 1973

Be sure to browse the NOTES section for these items:
Take It Easy Ranch Festival - my taping story - 1974-July-20 - Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, and Josh Graves are profiled.

Hillbilly Jazz - in Nashville, with Vassar Clements - April 4 and 5, 1975 - Doug Jernigan on pedal steel. Millie Clements' (Vassar's wife) story is copied and pasted here.

Bluegrass Alliance on September 23, 1975 - Vince Gill and myself were roommates. I was soundman. Their album is explained.

Boone Creek - March 1976 - Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill. I put the story here, and I added notes about the PA systems for famous Bluegrass bands.

15-year-old Mark O'Connor - Oct 1976 - his story is explained here

list of my tapes on The Archive - everything listed from June 9, 1973, are my tapes I've released so far.

Festivarian postings - my stories:
Monte comments on Newgrass history

Bluegrass Alliance - Newgrass Revival history dating back to 1969

from my website - I expect to dump my website later on, and move this over to The Archive:
Monte Barry technical profile - some pretty interesting background material

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: taper's tales

Monte - thank you for all those links! If I can help in any way, purely on the putting the words together side, don't hesitate to get in touch.